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HKA APPOINTS KATE WOOD AS PARTNER AND CHIEF PEOPLE OFFICER

“I am truly excited to join HKA, a forward-thinking professional services firm with a strong reputation in the industry. Working closely with the Executive Management Team, the Regional Human Resources Directors and employees, I look forward to further developing HKA’s people initiatives, and in this current climate, focusing on the health, safety and wellbeing of our people around the world.”
Kate Wood, Partner and Chief People Officer, HKA

HKA, one of the world’s leading privately owned, independent providers of consulting, expert and advisory services for the construction, manufacturing, process and technology industries, today announced that Kate Wood has joined the firm as Partner and Chief People Officer, based in its London office.

Kate joins the Executive Leadership Team at HKA and will have responsibility for the group’s people strategy and HR delivery. She will focus on the firm’s people-centered priorities and initiatives including HKA’s employee value proposition, equality, diversity and inclusion, talent management, recruitment, learning and development, culture and leadership, and effective people policies and procedures.

Kate has over 30 years of experience in Human Resources and people strategy, serving as a trusted advisor to the C-suite for fast paced, professional services firms, including PA Consulting Group and DTZ (now Cushman & Wakefield). Most recently, she was the Chief People Officer for the National Citizen Service Trust, a not-for-profit organisation, established to shape, support, champion, and lead a thriving National Citizen Service.

Simon Moon, Partner and Chief Operating Officer, HKA, said: “I’m delighted that Kate is joining us at this point in our firm’s growth. Kate is an experienced professional with a track record of developing and empowering effective global teams and strong cultures, built on an international career in human resources. She brings with her a wealth of expertise in strategic people management initiatives and business transformation as well as diversity and inclusion across professional consultancy and a variety of different business environments.  This experience will add great value to delivering our overall long-term strategy of growth.”

“Additionally, during the current COVID-19 Pandemic, support for our employees and their families remains the firm’s number one priority. As such, appointing a Chief People Officer now with the knowledge, international experience and strong leadership skills that Kate holds, will additionally ensure that we continue to successfully manage the needs of our employees with business continuity at this challenging time for all,” added Simon.     

Kate Wood, Partner and Chief People Officer, HKA, said: “I am truly excited to join HKA, a forward-thinking professional services firm with a strong reputation in the industry. Working closely with the Executive Management Team, the Regional Human Resources Directors and employees, I look forward to further developing HKA’s people initiatives, and in this current climate, focusing on the health, safety and wellbeing of our people around the world.”


ABOUT HKA

HKA is one of the world’s leading privately owned, independent providers of consulting, expert and advisory services for the construction, manufacturing, process and technology industries.

We also have particular experience advising clients on the economic impact of commercial and investment treaty disputes and in forensic accounting matters. In addition, HKA supports companies that conduct business with the US Federal Government, providing them with consulting services on complex government contracting matters.

As trusted independent consultants, experts and advisors, we deliver solutions amid uncertainty, dispute and overrun, and provide the insights that make the best possible outcomes a reality for public and private sector clients worldwide.

HKA has in excess of 1000 consultants, experts and advisors across 50 offices in 19 countries.

For more information about HKA, visit www.hka.com and connect with us on LinkedIn, Twitter (@HKAGlobal) and Facebook.

Media Contact:
Josephine Guckian
+44 7740 421 796
josephineguckian@hka.com

I am truly excited to join HKA, a forward-thinking professional services firm with a strong reputation in the industry. Working closely with the Executive Management Team, the Regional Human Resources Directors and employees, I look forward to further developing HKA’s people initiatives, and in this current climate, focusing on the health, safety and wellbeing of our people around the world. ”
Kate Wood, Partner and Chief People Officer, HKA
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